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RE: question about SG
I think that most folks who use the TCBOR (aka RQ) style gap use something
per individual gap, if memory serves. Anyway, the total gap distance should
0.2" total if you want your NST to live a long happy life. I am not familiar
I have yet to find a TC design program that satisfies me.
I use an excel spreadsheet that was originally published by Ed Sonderman and
is available from
the pupman site. It does not have anything about spark gaps in it, however.
For reference, a postcard (from the Post Office) is approx. .010" thick, a
card is .013" thick, and a sheet of 24lb inkjet paper is .05" thick. If you
were to use two business cards as a feeler gauge to set the distance between
each copper pipe and its neighbor for an individual gap distance of .023"
and a total gap distance of .184" that would be close enough.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 12:34 PM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: question about SG
> Original poster: "Kevin D" <teslacoilfreak1-at-mediaone-dot-net>
> Hi dave,
> Thanks for the responce but it got me a little confused as
> WinTesla states that 0.1339in. is the individual gap width
> which leads me to the 1.072 figure(8 gaps)
> my reason for questioning this is that if the .1339" figure is
> correct(todal gap distanse)that would mean a induvidual
> gap distance of only 0.0167".Kind of small??
> but I am basicly cluless with this one so could be 5" for all I
> know could be correct ;)
> Kevin D.